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Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what statistics his Department collects in relation to the administration of statutory sick pay on (a) the number of sick notes issued by doctors and (b) the condition for which the note was issued; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge: No such information is collected.
12. Dr. Naysmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the extent to which the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence employs models which adequately measure the change in the quality of life that new drug treatments can provide. 
Jane Kennedy: The National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has a well established methodology for measuring the quality of life benefits of the technologies it appraises. NICE frequently consults on its methodologies and invites comments from a wide range of stakeholders.
14. Meg Hillier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the redevelopment of St. Bartholomew's and Royal London hospitals. 
Jane Kennedy: We have now received the report from the strategic health authority and ministers must now consider the full findings of the review.
We are committed to delivering improvements to NHS services in this part of London. As soon as Ministers have considered the full findings of the review, we will work quickly with the local NHS to finalise consideration of the business case for the Barts and the London private finance initiative scheme.
15. Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of community hospitals. 
The White Paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say: A New Direction For Community Services" was published yesterday, which sets out the Government's vision for the future of community hospitals. This builds on the 2005 manifesto commitment to develop a new generation of modern NHS community hospitals.
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16. Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of sexual health provision in Hertfordshire. 
Caroline Flint: Primary care trusts in Hertfordshire are responsible for commissioning sexual health services, which meet the needs of their local population. A Department of Health funded national team reviewing genitor-urinary medicine and sexual health services is visiting Watford and St. Albans next week. This review will provide a push on plans to further develop and improve local sexual health services.
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were employed by the NHS to provide social health education in each year since 1997; 
(2) how many staff are employed by the NHS in (a) St. Albans, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England solely for the provision of sexual health education; and how many there were in each year since 2000. 
Mr. Byrne: The requested information is not collected centrally. It is for primary care trusts to provide sexual health services which meet their local population needs.
17. Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria were used to decide a two percent. pay award for nurses for 200607. 
Mr. Byrne: Pay awards for nurses are determined by the independent Nurses and Other Health Professions Pay Review Body following evidence submitted by the Government and staff side representatives.
18. Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to publish the White Paper on community health. 
Mr. Byrne: The White Paper, Our health, Our Care, Our Say: A New Direction for Community Services" was published on 30 January 2006.
19. David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on funding for mental health services in Cambridge. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Cambridge City primary care trust's allocation will grow by £27.8 million to £123.4 million for 200506, an increase of 29.1 percent. In 200607 and 200708 it will receive allocations of £148 million and £160 million respectively, a cash increase of £23 million or 17 percent., over two years.
The PCT's spending on mental health services has increased by nearly £16 million since 200203. Cambridge City PCT will continue to spend above the national average on mental health services locally.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average wait for a mental health bed was in
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(a) Lancashire and (b) Lancaster and Wyre in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Byrne: The information requested is shown in the tables.
|Quarter (as at September each year)||Code||Name||02||35||68||911||1214||1517||2123||Total||Median wait||Mean|
|2001||5DD||Morecambe Bay PCT||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||8||n/a||n/a|
|2002||5DD||Morecambe Bay PCT||0||5||1||0||0||0||0||6||n/a||n/a|
|2003||5DD||Morecambe Bay PCT||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||n/a||n/a|
|Quarter (as at September each year)||Code||Name||01||12||23||34||45||56||6 plus||Total||Median wait||Mean|
|2004||5DD||Morecambe Bay PCT||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||2||n/a||n/a|
|2005||5DD||Morecambe Bay PCT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||n/a||n/a|
|Quarter (as at|
September each year)
|1998||RML||Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||n/a||n/a|
|1999||RML||Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust||8||3||0||0||0||0||0||11||9.8||10.0|
|2000||RML||Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||n/a||n/a|
|2001||RML||Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||n/a||n/a|
|2002||RW5||Lancashire Care NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||n/a||n/a|
|2003||RW5||Lancashire Care NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||n/a||n/a|
|2004||RW5||Lancashire Care NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||n/a||n/a|
|2005||RW5||Lancashire Care NHS Trust||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||n/a||n/a|
20. Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the use of private finance initiative projects in the NHS. 
Jane Kennedy: The private finance initiative has enabled the national health service to build 78 new hospital schemes since 1997. We remain committed to the continued use of PFI. In order to ensure that future schemes continue to be locally affordable and suitable for the needs of patients we have asked all trusts with planned schemes to reappraise their proposals.
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